Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1993-01-26
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
End of set 2 with Carlos Santana.
- 2004-05-13 13:57:30
- Unknown Mics > DAT (48khz) > Tascam DA-20mkII > Hosa S/PDIF > Delta DiO 2496 > Peak > WAV (44.1) > SHN (No DAE)
- Oakland, CA
- Audience: Unknown Mics
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Jon Seff
Subject: Nice and mellow!
Subject: Always fun with Carlos
Subject: Uninspired Playing, Poor Recording
First, the sound quality is poor. I am generally not a fan of AUD recordings and this show is a good illustration of why. The sound is so LOW, particularly during the 2d set, you have to crank your system to "11" (so to speak) to really hear the music. In addition, the mix is horrible, as there is little separation of the musicians and the bass line is negligible.
Second, the playing itself is dull and uninspired. Jerry meanders around some themes in Eyes without ever taking the band in any direction. The Estimated jam fizzles long before it limps into Terrapin and while the Drums/Space segment is generally good, I rarely pluck shows based solely on it.
Third, Weir's voice is hoarse and weak, fortelling the problems he would have later that year requiring some minor vocal chord surgery.
Fourth and finally, where's Carlos. If you are going to plop a great guy like 'los up on stage with you, don't have him lope into a dull Gloria encore with 60 seconds left. Speaking of that encore, it sucked. Gloria is the kind of encore where when it's played well (see 6/15/93 for example) the steam should be rising from the stage. Here it just sorta sits there, not doing anything. Very disappointing.
For those who just HAVE to hear "good" 1993 (oxymoron?), I would suggest 6/19, 9/20, or 9/22.
Steer clear of this meatball.
Subject: Chinese New Yeart '93
The acrobats were a hard act to follow but the Dead delivered. The first set was nothing out of the ordinary but well played. The 2nd set had a smokin Eyes>Estimated> Terrapin that led into the Drumz and Dragon Dance/Chinese New Year Parade. After Drumz we were given another treat as Carlos Santana came out for Space and played for the rest of the show. The Gloria encore was really rocking with Jerry and Carlos trading leads.
I should also mentiuon that the sound quality here is great. One of the best AUD I have heard. This one is well worth the download.
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